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Author Topic: An Update to this story - Brampton Trucker Charged in Alberta Crash  (Read 4941 times)

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A bus driver is making a U turn on a dark unlit highway; gets stuck and is broadsided by a truck and the trucker is charged with DANGEROUS DRIVING?
I would think the dangerous move was by the bus driver.
I wonder what hasn't been reported here.


EDMONTON (CP) - RCMP have charged a truck driver with dangerous driving causing death in a bus crash north of Edmonton that killed six people.
 
Inderjit Singh Virk, 32, of Brampton, Ontario, also faces 21 counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm in the accident May 20, near Edmonton.

Virk was the driver of a tractor-trailer that was travelling south on Highway 28 and collided with the bus.

The bus had been attempting to turn around on the highway.

All of the passengers were workers returning to the city from an oilsands project near Fort McMurray.

Virk was arrested by Peel Regional Police and returned to Alberta.

He will appear in court Monday.
« Last Edit: September 23, 2008, 02:09:25 AM by Rob Archer »

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Re: Brampton Trucker Charged in Alberta Crash
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2005, 10:46:05 AM »

I think the thing here is that there is a fatality involved - then THERE HAS TO BE a charge of some sort laid - even though the bus driver pulled a dumb move.
If there had only been injuries as opposed to a death, there would have probably also been a charge of a much minor one.
And who knows - the bus driver may have also been charged with something minor such as an unsafe or illegal turn and of course the hoopla over the death and truck driver's culpability would take precedent.

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Re: Brampton Trucker Charged in Alberta Crash
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2005, 05:21:35 PM »
The bus driver was pressured into attempting that maneuver by the passengers (so I hear).? You would think that out of all those people on the bus, someone would stand out on the road to give some more warning to other drivers and not relying on two or three clearance lights.

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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2005, 02:16:09 PM »
But yet a lady in the Ottawa area was hit , dragged by a TAXI VAN from a parking lot out to the street , along an overpass , down an on ramp and along the highway and the driver was not charged NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE  :?

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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2005, 06:26:57 PM »
The account in Tuesday's paper tells to what lengths the RCMP went to investigate the collision.
They got an engineering firm to determine how fast the truck was going and at what time the driver applied the brakes.
They consulted a doctor who is a "perception specialist" to tell when he should've seen and recognised the hazard ahead.
Thousands of pages of findings and statements were given to the Crown Attorney to lay the charges.

Yet,? no charges are being laid against anyone else.
How can the bus driver not be charged when:
(and I quote)
The back end of the bus became lodged on the shoulder and in the grassy ditch.
The bus driver, who had a bout 6 years experience, had not followed proper procedures, such as placing reflective markers or flares on the road after getting stuck.

Does this not sound like a case of:
HANG THE TRUCK DRIVER.

I hope he gets a good lawyer.

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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2005, 02:30:46 PM »
In addition,  The RCMP had just left there.  Why didn't the dumbazz put out flares ????  Instead, he just returned to the accident scene about a 1/2 Km ahead of the bus.

I've travelled the exact spot many times.

They had the driver handcuffed for his court appreance in Edmonton until bail was paid.

The bus driver was a female who was intimidated by 45 male passengers probably some of them pissed coming home  from Ft./ MacMurray on days off.

They were tired of waiting and told her to turn around.  Why didn;t one of them walk back towards the cress of the incline and flag down traffic ???


I hope the driver gets off and it's time they laid a charge against the bus driver for endangering endangering lives of passengers.



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Re: Brampton Trucker Charged in Alberta Crash
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2005, 04:54:22 AM »
Lets be honest the cards were stacked against the truck driver.
#1 He drove a truck
 #2 Not a local person (out of province)
 # 3 Just look at his name and my betting on his head gear had something to do with it.

Here is a question I would like to pose is how many of us get involved in an accident out of Province or country ?
Never mind accident but have police or get a D.O.T:
Come to think about those horror stories should make a good read  on truck driving stories.

 

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Re: Brampton Trucker Charged in Alberta Crash
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2005, 10:04:23 PM »
Lets be honest the cards were stacked against the truck driver.
#1 He drove a truck
 #2 Not a local person (out of province)
 # 3 Just look at his name and my betting on his head gear had something to do with it.

Here is a question I would like to pose is how many of us get involved in an accident out of Province or country ?
Never mind accident but have police or get a D.O.T:
Come to think about those horror stories should make a good read? on truck driving stories.

 


This guy doesn't have any head gear.  He is very clean cut of East Indian descent.



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Re: Brampton Trucker Charged in Alberta Crash
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2005, 03:08:23 PM »

This guy doesn't have any head gear.  He is very clean cut of East Indian descent.




He is Singh, not Sikh (most Sikhs adopt Sikh as their last name), the name sounds more like Dutch.
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2006, 09:51:58 AM »
anything new in this case?
In my opinion it is the same all over most of the world:If there is
a truckdriver,there is a free scapegoat.

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September 2008 - An Update Re: Brampton Trucker Charged in Alberta Crash
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2008, 02:08:47 AM »
Finally, a small report to update this case.

From the Toronto Globe & Mail September 23 2008

TRUCKER IN FATAL CRASH PLEADS NOT GUILTY.
Edmonton - An Ontario trucker charged with killing six people in an horrific bus crash north of Edmonton has pleaded not guilty.
Inderjit Singh Virk of Brampton Ont., faces six counts of dangerous driving causing death and 21 counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm.
He was charged after a semi broadsided a bus carrying 42 Syncrude contract workers.


The crash occured in 2005 and he is only being brought to trial in 2008?
The wheels of justice certainly grind slowly in Alberta.

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Re: An Update to this story - Brampton Trucker Charged in Alberta Crash
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2008, 11:01:39 AM »
Wow that has to suck it seams like the drivers always get the short end of the stick.

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Re: An Update to this story - Brampton Trucker Charged in Alberta Crash
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2008, 11:42:33 AM »
In this case no. The Bus was stopped on the shoulder wasn't it?

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Re: An Update to this story - Brampton Trucker Charged in Alberta Crash
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2008, 12:10:56 PM »
The Bus was stopped on the shoulder wasn't it?

From what i recall & the way the story reads the bus driver was making a u turn.  :-o That should be a no no & IMO the bus driver held at fault.

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« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2008, 12:22:00 PM »
Far be it for me to bring politics into this but.. there is a very strong and real anti-Ontario segment of the population in Alberta.
Not to mention a fair share of those with the 'good ol' boy' ways of thinking..

Truck driver from Ontario, obviously with east Indian background.. a bunch of Albertans, oil workers at that, dead,

Justice? Justice?

Not bloody likely.

I'm sure if they could have hung him right there on the spot and got away with it, they probably would have.


He stands about as much of a chance of being found innocent as Saddam Hussein did in his trial.

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